[Various locations in Mexico: ca. 1915]. 196 photographs on forty-nine leaves. Sixteen photographs loose on remnant leaves. Oblong octavo. Covers lacking. Several leaves loose, some chipped. Images mostly clean, some lightly faded. About good. Item #2566
An interesting vernacular photograph album of what appear to be vacation photographs taken at the turn of the century. The initial images depict a family at a farm, several of them scenes of working life, including digging ditches and men on horseback; further on in the album there are more scenes of locals in the countryside documenting daily life. There are also numerous scenes in Mexico City and beyond, including bull fights, the cathedral, street scenes, and some images of railway lines. There are a few images of white folks on a beach, followed by several photographs of soldiers, both American and Mexican. Though a bit battered, the album provides a glimpse into rural life in Mexico in the early 20th century, and provides insight as to what tourists were photographing.